Tagged With the act of killing

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Swimming pools made their long-awaited comeback in The Sims 4 today. Some players responded warmly to this news by starting to build the most intricate architectural fixtures they could muster. I had something else in mind. Something much darker. Once I got the update, I immediately started trying to drown my Sims.

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We've killed a lot of things in a lot of video games over the years. But not all video game deaths were created equally. Some make us feel like powerhouses, while others fill us with shame. What's the one act of virtual killing you wish you could take back, and why?

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A whir, a pop, and then the head explodes. Ceases to exist, really. Ropy tendrils of grey-black goop spiral outwards from the point where the head used to be, and then the body falls heavily to the ground. There's precious little time to think about what I just saw, because another enemy is headed my way.

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Sims are much harder to kill in The Sims 4, the latest edition of EA's famous people simulator. Oh, but they can die. It just requires a bit more tact on the player's part. If you've been having a hard time tormenting your virtual pets, here are some tips to help you help them shuffle off their mortal coil.